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There is No Such Thing as 'Afro-Latino' 

Due to having been under foreign domination for the past 600 plus years, African people around the world have lost a great sense of who we are. That is reflected in the fact that we often refer to ourselves as various foreign titles, most of them tying us to those who oppress us, such as ‘American’ or ‘French.’

The national power struggle to end U.S. influence in Venezuela 

Since Chavez came to power in 1998, his leadership made Venezuela one of the key centres of national liberation struggles in the world. Over 16 years later, his policies succeeded in shaping a new vision of Venezuela and of what is referred to as “Latin America.”

One of the first things Hugo Chavez and his United Socialist Party of Venezuela did was to take back control of the Venezuela’s oil resource, upon which the entire economy of Venezuela depends.

The colonial crisis in Colombia continues 

This month, Colombia celebrates its 207th year of ‘independence’ from Spanish rule on July 20.

However, two months ago (on May 10 and 16, respectively), the colonial crisis in so-called Colombia deepened further when African and Indigenous people in the looted states of Choco and Buenaventura along the Pacific coast went on strike against the State.

They are protesting the colonial conditions forcibly imposed on them for hundreds of years.

This strike has spread to other parts of the country, including Medellín, Cali and Bogotá, where hundreds of thousands of workers and teachers have started strikes of their own in the same vein.